791. Spider-Man: Homecoming

Title: Spider-Man: Homecoming
Director: Jon Watts
Year: 2017
Run time: 2hrs 13m

“Spider-Man [Tom Holland] begins to navigate his new identity as the web-slinging super hero under the watchful eye of his mentor Tony Stark.”

Live blog

1:34 – Ooh, the first time we’ve seen rebuilding AFTER the mess superheroes make.
3:24 – The Department of Damage Control! My god we need one of those!
4:53 – He’s an actual birdman now.. crossing the streams.
7:37 – Love the video diary concept.
11:47 – LEGO Death Star.
14:08 – “I’m not obsessed with him, just very observant.”
15:18 – No cats in the food establishment please.
26:04 – Loving zero origin story.
37:33 – WiFi IronMan is mega!
42:36 – Hmm, strange alien technology? I’ll just bash it with a hammer.
44:38 – I like ‘chess’ as the answer to random questions.
48:06 – “So you’re lying to IronMan now?’
51:37 – Suit lady.
53:05 – Taser webs, though.
58:19 – Don’t think much of their maximum security.
1:04:19 – Tense! That had a touch of the Speed elevator sequence in it.
1:08:30 – Captain America’s school videos – always knew he was a square.
1:21:40 – “I just wanted to be like you.” “And I wanted you to be better.” Oof.
1:27:35 – GASP!
1:32:04 – The traffic light changing to green is some kind of filmmaking magic. Green Goblin.
1:44:54 – I have questions about the bus parking on a skyscraper.
1:56:23 – “My friends call me MJ.” WHAT!????
1:59:31 – Bloggers burn!

Conclusions

Really, properly loved this film. After the ringer Spider-Man has been put through (as a concept, not the character himself), I wasn’t expecting much from this one, but it worked on every level.

I tweeted immediately afterwards, which sums up my feelings:

Was not expecting the new Spider-Man to be any good but I’ve just watched it and I, for want of a better phrase, can’t even.

My objections are that it’s the third go around for spidey plus the marvel universe is increasingly hard to keep on top of. This one crushed all objections completely.

Just great times. Fun characters, good story. Nice to see spidey part of the bigger picture. Also love a bad guy that’s not a supervillain, but normal guy making bad choices. Plus plenty of references to old and new films and tv.

Tom Holland was great, loved his interactions with Happy and with Stark, loved the bonus characters and references popping up here and there. It was all wonderful.

Rating: 5/5.

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